The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-04-01T06:56:59Z Aussie businesses overlook the environmental impact of printing 2014-04-01T06:56:59Z aussie-businesses-overlook-the-environmental-impact-of-printing Business managers and employees are being urged to consider how their choices around office equipment and paper usage can affect their business’ carbon footprint. Research carried out by Fuji Xerox Printers found that when purchasing office equipment, only 5 per cent of business managers consider a products’ environmentally friendly features. According to Anthony Toope from Fuji Xerox Printers, “Many businesses don’t realise the impact a fleet of printers and copiers can have in terms of energy consumption, paper usage and e-waste. Those responsible for purchasing office devices should opt for products that carry energy saving or environmentally friendly features. A simple way to do this is to look for devices that are ENERGY STAR® compliant. Smart choices will help to minimise a company’s carbon footprint and save on energy and printing costs.” Fuji Xerox Printers surveyed 1000 Australian employers and employees about their office environments and work practices.  The research found that one in four companies have unused printers or copiers lying around their offices, and 28 per cent of those have three or more idle devices.  Alarmingly, 26 per cent of respondents dispose of obsolete electronic equipment through general waste, while 9 per cent don’t dispose of it at all “Safe e-waste recycling is vital.  E-waste is growing three times faster than other types of waste in Australia and it produces toxic materials which are damaging to humans and animals.  Business managers should dispose of discarded electrical and electronic devices through e-waste collection services, such as TechCollect, to help keep e-waste out of landfill.” Business managers should also consider how printer usage and paper consumption can affect the environment. The research found that three in five office workers don’t use recycled paper and 40 per cent don’t choose double sided printing. Over 50 per cent have not been fully trained on how to use their printers effectively, which can lead to unnecessary printing and wasted paper and excessive energy consumption. “The average Australian worker uses a whopping 10,000 A4 sheets of paper a year, suggesting the paperless office continues to be a myth.  Fuji Xerox Printers’ research shows that printing is still a big part of the office environment, with 48 per cent of office workers needing hard copy prints for meetings and 45 per cent for keeping a paper trail. Twenty eight per cent print to proof read, while 20 per cent prefer to read off the printed page. 'With that in mind, educating staff on how to reduce their carbon footprint can contribute to creating an environmentally friendly environment.  Every business should appoint an 'office greenie' who encourages colleagues to reduce the amount of paper they use and promote energy saving and recycling,' said Toope.  Tips for greening up the office printing - Look for energy saving features that put printers to ‘sleep’ in idle periods - Consider switching to renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind and geothermal energy - Opt for printing technologies that can learn a workgroup’s usage patterns - Solid Ink technology produces up to 90 per cent less waste versus comparable laser devices.  Solid Ink printers use less energy than similar laser printers over their life cycle. - Encourage employees to only print as necessary - Use the computer preview function to proof read documents on screen to avoid printing unwanted pages - Print double sided (duplex) or set as a default print option where possible - Use paper trays to collect single-sided printed scrap paper which can be used for notes or re-printed on - Opt for recycled paper that adheres to internationally recognised standards for sustainable forestry management View the Fuji Xerox Printers infographic here. IT a top gripe for one in three Australian office workers 2013-12-12T01:28:25Z it-a-top-gripe-for-one-in-three-australian-office-workers Office managers and employees across the country are living with daily IT and printing frustrations that may lead to increased costs and decreased productivity. Fuji Xerox Printers recently surveyed 1000 Australian employers and employees about their office environments and work practices, finding that IT is a top frustration for 33 per cent of respondents.  Printer-specific issues featured high on the list for 16 per cent of office workers. According to Anthony Toope, marketing and channel operations at Fuji Xerox Printers, general frustrations vary between employers and employees, but both seem to be equally irritated by their workplace’s IT issues. “Technology may have advanced over the years but IT is obviously a major frustration for office workers who rely heavily on these resources.  This could be anything from email and phone systems or general office equipment to document management devices such as copiers and printers.” Printer-related frustrations include paper jams (30 per cent), simple tasks such as replacing toner (20 per cent) and loading paper (17 per cent) and the distance from the desk to the printer (13 per cent).  Troubleshooting printing errors can waste precious work time and is a frustration for 19 per cent of office workers. For employers, other office pet peeves include costs and budgeting (38 per cent) and staff productivity (27 per cent) while employees are more concerned about office layout (22 per cent), their boss (19 per cent), noise (18 per cent) and fellow colleagues (14 per cent). Toope suggests there is a broader relationship between these office frustrations and printer issues.  He also advises that business managers may be missing out on a key opportunity to reduce costs and improve productivity.   “It is really not surprising that costs and budgeting, staff productivity and IT issues feature high up on the list of frustrations for business and office managers.  Inefficient IT and printing systems can drive costs up, both in terms of dollars and productivity.  For example, a poorly designed and maintained printing system may result in unnecessary and wasteful printing, high costs of paper, consumables and electricity, and in turn can lead to a drop in staff productivity,” said Toope. According to Toope, many business managers do not realise the real cost of printing.  “Printing imposes significant costs on a business.  A company printing 2,000 pages may incur costs up to six per cent of annual revenue – that’s $24,000 for a small business generating $400,000 in annual revenue, or $900,000 for a major listing company with revenues of $15 million.” “Office managers should realise the value of signing up to a managed print services (MPS) contract.  MPS means that an office’s entire printing solution and servicing is managed by a third party for one monthly fee and can result in print cost reductions of up to 30 per cent.  Printer support is also outsourced which further improves office efficiencies.” Fuji Xerox Printers has just launched a new managed print services program called Xerox Partner Print Services.  For more information contact Fuji Xerox Printers 1300 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au. Fuji Xerox Printers opens demonstration centre in Sydney 2012-09-19T01:03:29Z fuji-xerox-printers-opens-demonstration-centre-in-sydney Fuji Xerox Printers has officially opened its new demonstration centre for resellers and customers in Sydney.The new facility is located in Alexandria and will showcase the full range of Fuji Xerox printers ranging from its entry-level printers, multifunction devices and through to higher end A3 models.David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia and New Zealand said, “This new centre represents a major investment in our local partner community.  Our business has grown rapidly over the past several years and we have been under increasing pressure to provide a central facility where our partners and their customers can experience the full range of printers first hand.“This facility gives resellers the opportunity to familiarise themselves with our latest printing innovations and to help them more confidently interact with their own customers and prospects.  I anticipate that we will run partner training and regular business seminars at this site as well, which is something we have not been able to do as easily as we would have liked until now.”The new centre opened this week with a series of breakfast business seminars for partners and customers and featured a Fuji Xerox printer giveaway to every attendee.The Fuji Xerox Printers Demonstration Centre is located at Unit 17, 112 McEvoy Street, Alexandria.  Phone:  1800 793 769 Fuji Xerox Printers supports environmental youth competition 2012-08-29T23:53:09Z fuji-xerox-printers-supports-environmental-youth-competition-1 August 30, 2012: The winners of the Cartridge World Ipswich “Switch and Save the Environment of Ipswich” competition were celebrated at an awards ceremony on Monday, August 27.According to Cartridge World QLD Master Franchisor, David Smith, the competition, which celebrates Cartridge World Ipswich’s 10thbirthday and ongoing commitment to reducing local landfill space, was to bring together fellow environmentally conscious citizens including students, parents and friends, P & C’s, teachers and lecturers and the broader Ipswich community. He said Cartridge World is an environmental friendly and conscious company which believes strongly in its motto - “reduce, reuse and recycle”.“We try to educate by example and Annette in our Ipswichstore is a great example of that. She and her staff are very much involved in the community and this competition is just one example of a great initiative from her and her team”.Sponsored by Fuji Xerox Printers, students from primary, secondary and tertiary levels were asked to enter their suggestions on how they would save landfill space in Ipswich.The student with the best 150 word response from each category was awarded an iPad, presented by Ipswich Mayor, The Honourable Cr Paul Pisasale, and the school or tertiary institution they attend will receive up to $3000 of new office printing equipment, including a ColorQube 8570 printer, a spare set of solid ink cartridges and five boxes of recycled paper - thanks to Fuji Xerox Printers.The winners included:-Primary Entry Winner: Nicolas May from AmberleyDistrictStateSchool; who suggested “we need to pick up rubbish when we see it. We can also turn it into building materials. For example, if there is a tyre we can make a building’s footings with rubber. Building with rubber foundations also helps to make the building more secure in earthquake areas because the building will wobble rather than fall down”.- Secondary Entry Winner: Jayden Vines from Bremer State High School; who suggested “all cartridges should be sent back to be refilled or to Cartridge World. Use the material shopping bags instead of having plastic or paper bags. Use recycle bins properly and recycle all paper and waste correctly. Compost our food scraps, use compost bins or a worm farm”.- Tertiary Entry Winner: Nikki Parker from The University of Southern Queensland; who suggested “it is in the best interests of our environment, our community and our children’s future to reduce landfill. Increasing the life of products, reducing our own consumption and purchasing products with less packaging are all ways we can decrease landfill. Everything which is capable of recycling should be recycled, both in home and by Ipswich industries".Fuji Xerox Channel Manager Queensland, Amanda Walters said they were thrilled to be part of the promotion which “not only supports the community of Ipswich and local schools but also helps to educate its youth on the importance of recycling”.“Fuji Xerox has a strong commitment to the environment and has always looked to utilise innovative technology that enable our customers to reduce their carbon footprint. Our ColorCube printer generates up to 90 percent less printing waste than comparable colour laser printers through the use of revolutionary new solid ink. This ink is easier to use, with no cartridges to load and unload and no mess. This ink is also much kinder on the environment because it requires far less packaging than conventional supplies.”The competition, which ran from July 24 to August 14 saw students from across 28 schools, TAFE and universities enter. It was judged by Ipswich Mayor, The Honourable Cr Paul Pisasale, Amanda Walters and Elaine O’Donnell from Fuji Xerox Printers, Cartridge World Ipswich Director Annette Jones, Cartridge World QLD Master Franchisor David Smith, Thiess Services General Manager of Waste Management Peter King and Yvonne Gardiner from the Ipswich Advertiser. New Fuji Xerox monochrome printers - powerful performers for SOHOs and SMBs 2012-07-18T09:11:38Z new-fuji-xerox-monochrome-printers-powerful-performers-for-sohos-and-smbs Fuji Xerox Printers has added four new A4 monochrome laser printers to its range - the DocuPrint P355 d, DocuPrint M355 df, DocuPrint P255 dw and DocuPrint M255 z. Leading the way with superior print quality, cost-effective print management and a host of eco-friendly features, these office workhorses help home office users and small to medium businesses boost productivity and minimise operating costs.David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia & New Zealand said: “Technology is more affordable than ever before and demand for monochrome printers continues to grow. Business and home users are now enjoying devices with increased functionality at reduced costs and these new printers offer one of the lowest cost per page in their class.“Our new monochrome range has also been designed to be more energy efficient, use less consumables and produce less waste. In the face of rising electricity prices, this is good news for home office users and SMBs who want to save money and minimise their carbon footprint but refuse to compromise on print quality and performance.”DocuPrint P355 d and M355 df – performance and efficiency for fast-paced workgroupsThe single function DocuPrint P355 d and multifunction DocuPrint M355 df monochrome laser printers deliver brilliant performance for any small or medium sized business, combining speed, efficiency and excellent networking capabilities in a compact unit.Businesses can enjoy print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute and first page out times of six seconds from ready mode. Equipped with a 250-sheet standard paper capacity each printer can handle a variety of mediums including thick paper, card stock, envelopes and labels. Enhanced 1200 x 1200 resolution printing and genuine Adobe Postscript 3 combined with a powerful 533 MHz processor, 256 MB memory and Gigabit Ethernet to ensure crisp, sharp documents in a flash.The DocuPrint M355 df multifunction printer allows businesses to print, copy, scan and fax from one cost-effective device. Additional features include Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and the ability to print from and scan to a USB storage device. The DocuPrint M355 df also includes duplex auto document feeder (DADF) for convenient double sided copying, faxing and scanning.Both the DocuPrint P355 d and M355 df feature data encryption technology to protect valuable information sent via networks against security risks. The DocuPrint M355 df model adds Secure Print and Secure Fax functions which are ideal for temporarily holding confidential documents in a queue until the appropriate job owner enters a pin number at the control panel. Wireless connectivity is optional.Finally, cost-conscious SMBs will appreciate Fuji Xerox Auditron, a function found on both models which gives network administrators control over who uses the printer and the ability to set limits on print volumes.DocuPrint P255 dw and M255 z – an economical choice for home offices and SMBsThe single function DocuPrint P255 dw and multifunction DocuPrint M255 z offer an ideal mix of exceptional print quality and low cost of ownership.Ideal for students, home offices and small businesses, these 30 page per minute devices are incredibly economical and fit neatly on a desktop. Utilising award-winning S-LED technology and support for Adobe Postscript 3 to deliver crisp and accurate 1200 x 1200 dpi printing, these models promise professional results every time.With laptops, smartphones and tablets now an everyday part of business and personal life, the DocuPrint P255 dw and M255 z come standard with built-in 10/100 base TX networking and wireless functionality. This feature enables groups to seamlessly connect and gives everyone access to outstanding print quality, regardless of what device they use. For maximum flexibility, these printers can also scan to and print from a USB storage device.The DocuPrint M255 z adds copy, scan and fax to its print capabilities. Like the DocuPrint M355 df, it offers Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for transforming paper documents into more user-friendly electronic files, as well as the ability to scan and save electronic files directly to a USB storage device. Economically and environmentally sustainableFuji Xerox’s new range of monochrome printers utilise the latest energy-saving technologies to minimise operating costs and environmental impact, including built in automatic duplex printing as standard to enable businesses to cut their paper use in half.All models also boast EA-Eco Toner by Fuji Xerox which enables them to operate using less heat, and therefore less power. Engineered to melt at a temperature 20 degrees lower than conventional toner, EA-Eco Toner reduces power consumption by up to 40 percent.The DocuPrint P255 dw and M255 z utilise an economical twin pack toner to help keep cost per print to a minimum. In addition, the toner save mode offered by both models gives businesses the option to use less toner per page.The mechanics of the DocuPrint P255 dw and M255 z have also been taken into consideration when looking for ways to make these models less costly on the bottom line and the environment. By incorporating a fixed drum design, only toner requires replacement. While this saves on the cost and hassle of consumable replenishment, the fixed drum design also means there is less waste going to landfill sites.Pricing and availabilityFuji Xerox DocuPrint P255 dw Available: July 2012 RRP: AU$249Fuji Xerox DocuPrint M255 z Available: August 2012 RRP: AU$499Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P355 d Available: August 2012 RRP: AU$499Fuji Xerox DocuPrint M355 df Available: August 2012 RRP: AU$749Available from authorised Fuji Xerox resellers. For further information or to find your closest reseller visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au or phone 1300 793 769. Fuji Xerox Printers revs up for monochrome magic 2012-07-18T09:01:19Z fuji-xerox-printers-revs-up-for-monochrome-magic Striking street art, hip hop beats and a gleaming new Lamborghini greeted attendees at this week’s ‘Black Magic’ event in Melbourne, with Fuji Xerox Printers rolling out the black-and-white carpet for its channel partners and retailers.Hosted by the trendy RTIST Gallery in the inner-city suburb of Prahran, the event saw Fuji Xerox Printers unveil an exciting new range of monochrome laser printer aimed at home office users and SMBs seeking to boost productivity and minimise operating costs. The event included a live performance by a team of highly acclaimed Melbourne street artists who were charged with creating an impactful mural. Guests then replicated sections of the mural on the opposing gallery wall using prints from the new Fuji Xerox Printers devices.Gadget Guy Peter Blasina made a special appearance and two lucky guests won a thrill ride in a brand new Lamborghini Gallardo.Fuji Xerox Printers’ general manager David Borg said the event aimed to create excitement around the new monochrome printers and the sales opportunities they represent for channel partners and retailers. “With this event we wanted to inject some colour into monochrome - we wanted to bring the magic back to black. Monochrome devices currently represent more than 75 percent of purchases in the single function printer market.“Furthermore, the single function 21-30 page per minute segment is forecast to grow by more than 40 percent in the coming year as technology becomes more affordable and SMBs continue to face pressure to reduce operating costs. Clearly this represents a significant market opportunity for the channel and office equipment retailers. Black is back.”Borg says the new printers - the single function DocuPrint P355 d and DocuPrint P255 dw, and the multifunction DocuPrint M355 df and DocuPrint M255 z - are perfectly positioned to enable Fuji Xerox channel partners to capitalise on the expanding market segment.“Leading the way with superior print quality, cost-effective print management and a host of eco-friendly features, these office workhorses are incredibly affordable.“While the cost-saving benefits of monochrome are well documented, this new range has been designed to be more energy efficient, use less consumables and produce less waste. In the face of rising electricity prices, this is good news for home office users and SMBs who want to save money and minimise their carbon footprint but refuse to compromise on print quality and performance.”Fuji Xerox Printers is supporting the launch of these printers with a fantastic consumer promotion. Every consumer that buys one of these printers and registers on the Fuji Xerox Printers website will go in a draw to win a Supercar Drive Day where they and a friend will have the opportunity to experience the excitement of driving a range of supercars including a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Masserati. Entries close November 30, 2012.Key features of the new printers include print speeds ranging from 30 to 35 pages per minute, 1200 x 1200 dpi print quality and automatic duplex and networking capabilities as standard. Adding scan, copy and fax to their printing capabilities, the DocuPrint M355 df and DocuPrint M255 z also offer Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and the ability to print and scan directly to a USB storage device. Select models also include wireless networking support and enterprise data encryption technology.All models utilise EA-Eco Toner by Fuji Xerox which enable them to operate using less heat, and therefore less power. Engineered to melt at a temperature 20 degrees lower than conventional toner, EA-Eco Toner reduces power consumption by up to 40 percent.Pricing and availabilityFuji Xerox DocuPrint P255 dw Available: July 2012 RRP: AU$249Fuji Xerox DocuPrint M255 z Available: August 2012 RRP: AU$499Fuji Xerox DocuPrint P355 d Available: August 2012 RRP: AU$499Fuji Xerox DocuPrint M355 df Available: August 2012 RRP: AU$749For further information visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au or phone 1300 793 769. Fuji Xerox Printers launches Premier Partner Program 2012-07-18T08:51:34Z fuji-xerox-printers-launches-premier-partner-program-1 Fuji Xerox Printers has launched its new Premier Partner Program, a suite of resources, tools, training and rewards to support its channel partners.The Premier Partner Program gives dedicated Fuji Xerox Printers’ channel partners access to customised marketing, sales and lead generation programs which will help support the growth of their businesses. The program has four core areas including tailored programs, a range of targeted incentives, sales and marketing support services and communication tools.“Research suggests that key value segments in the print and multifunction print market will experience growth between 20 to 120 per cent over the coming year. This represents a great opportunity for our channel partners to grow their businesses and we are here to support them”, said David Borg, General Manager of Fuji Xerox Printers Australia and New Zealand. “The Premier Partner Program represents a significant investment in our partners and we are 100 per cent committed to supporting their growth. We understand the unique pressures they face and the real drivers of success. That’s why every element of our program has been designed with their individual needs in mind.”Tailored programsThe Premier Partner Program incorporates three specialist programs – the Channel Value Program, ProColour Specialist Program and PagePack Managed Print Program. Channel partners with a dedicated focus on the value market can benefit from the resources and support of the Channel Value Program. Those who have an understanding of the wide format, colour and graphics segment will have access to the ProColour Specialist Program through which they will be offered training and accreditation opportunities. Premier Partner Program participants can also join Fuji Xerox Printer’s exclusive Managed Print Services (MPS) program, PagePack. Through PagePack partners can offer their customers a tailored cost per page program that includes all consumables, maintenance and hardware. Partners on the PagePack program receive authorised PagePack training which assists them in responding to the increasingly sophisticated customer. Sales and marketing supportAccording to Borg, partners had highlighted sales and marketing as areas in which they required more support and the Premier Partner Program addresses this feedback. “Sales and marketing are essential business functions and partners now have access to a range of useful resources to assist them in developing their business.”These resources include marketing development funds, creative support and even access to demonstration models which make it easier for channel partners to showcase new products to prospective customers. Sales and marketing training is also provided to all Premier Partner Program participants to assist with business and campaign development.Premier Partners have access to the Fuji Xerox SMARTCentre online portal through which they have a range of sales and marketing tools at their fingertips and can develop personalised marketing campaigns and collateral. This is further supported by Fuji Xerox Connect, a complete managed marketing and lead generation service which helps identify new prospects and build sustainable new business pipelines. Through the program Premier Partners can benefit from marketing support, marketing database management, assistance with campaign development and execution as well as following up leads through email marketing, telemarketing, electronic direct mail, reporting and whitepapers.IncentivesThe Premier Partner Program also includes a range of targeted incentives. Through Kansha Rewards channel partners can earn points for every Fuji Xerox hardware product sold and are rewarded with a gift of their choice from the Kansha Rewards website. The Premier Partner League is a recognition program for the highest achieving Premier Partners across Asia Pacific and China with the top achievers receiving a trip to London for the 2013 FA Cup Final.CommunicationFuji Xerox Printers has developed a range of communication tools to further support its channel partners including the Fuji Xerox Printers Channel Partner Forum on LinkedIn, a dedicated blog and regular e-newsletters.“Regardless of what industry you’re in, effective communication is essential. We have a range of tools and newsletters which keep our partners up to date on industry, business and product news. We also use social media tools, such as our blog and LinkedIn group, to not only encourage discussion among our partners but also to help them develop pipelines and market their companies to potential customers,” he said.For Premier Partners looking to leverage the benefits offered by public relations, Fuji Xerox Printers will also offer a DIY PR toolkit which will assist resellers in developing their own case studies or publicising their business in the media.For more information about the Fuji Xerox Printers Premier Partner Program please contact 1300 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au. Fuji Xerox Printers appoints Edwards Dunlop Office Products as Australian paper distributor 2012-07-18T08:41:14Z fuji-xerox-printers-appoints-edwards-dunlop-office-products-as-australian-paper-distributor Fuji Xerox Printers has appointed Edwards Dunlop Office Products as an authorised paper distributor for Australia.Edwards Dunlop Office Products is the largest independent paper merchant in Australia and will now distribute Fuji Xerox Printers’ comprehensive range of paper products to independent retailers, office products and stationery suppliers. David Borg, general manager of Fuji Xerox Printers, Australia and New Zealand said, “The Fuji Xerox Printers business has achieved more than 40 percent growth in recent years. With managed print services gaining momentum, particularly in the SMB sector, channel partners are tapping into guaranteed revenue streams from consumables. As a result we are experiencing increased demand from our channel partners for Fuji Xerox branded paper.”“Appointing Edwards Dunlop Office Products will ensure we are well positioned to support this demand. The partnership will help strengthen the Fuji Xerox Printers brand and provide channel partners with a comprehensive range of paper solutions for their customers.”Edwards Dunlop Office Products general manager Dragi Ristevski said he welcomed the opportunity to work with Fuji Xerox Printers: “We are very pleased to be appointed as a paper distribution partner for Fuji Xerox Printers. The demand for Fuji Xerox paper is growing among our customer base and this partnership will contribute greatly to our ongoing business success”Edwards Dunlop Office Products services the Australian reseller market with a comprehensive range of globally sourced office, home and scholastic paper and stationery products.www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au Fuji Xerox Phaser 6700 makes colour easy for busy offices 2012-02-16T07:42:59Z fuji-xerox-phaser-6700-makes-colour-easy-for-busy-offices Fuji Xerox Printers has launched the Phaser 6700, the highest resolution colour printer in its class. This device is the first Fuji Xerox single function printer to feature an intuitive 4.3 inch colour touch screen interface and new Color by Words technology for unparalleled ease of use. Combining lightning fast print speeds with superior reliability, the Phaser 6700 boosts productivity and improves print quality while keeping print costs in check. “In developing the Phaser 6700 we set out to deliver an affordable printer that sets new benchmarks across a number of key parameters – print quality, ease of use, productivity and power consumption,” said David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia and New Zealand. “From busy SMBs to large workgroups with high average monthly print volumes, the Phaser 6700 is an ideal print solution.” Best in class ease of use Ease of use is a key aspect of the Phaser 6700’s design. The 4.3 inch touch screen interface is incorporated to streamline user experience, with intuitive colour icons for simple navigation and walk-up operation. Users can also resolve most issues quickly thanks to the embedded troubleshooting videos, avoiding the wait for IT support. To further enhance usability, the Phaser 6700’s toner cartridges are housed within the front panel of the device, enabling easy access when consumables require replenishment. Superior print quality The highest resolution A4 colour printer in its class, the Phaser 6700 offers superior print quality with true 1200 x 2400 dpi image reproduction and Adobe Postscript 3™ software for sharp, accurate results. The device also features intuitive Color by Words technology – an innovative new colour-matching program that enables users to fine tune colours to deliver outstanding results. Users can simply select from a unique menu of words, such as ‘red apple’, ‘blue sky’ or ‘green grass’ to fine tune the colours they desire. Enhanced productivity With an advanced 1.25GHz processor, the Phaser 6700 operates at continuously fast print speeds of up to 45 pages per minute in colour and monochrome. It can manage even the heaviest print loads, handling capacities of up to 2900 pages to allow users to work with minimal interruption. It also boasts a monthly duty cycle of 120,000 pages, enabling users to print large volumes with ease. To keep pace with busy workgroups, a new ‘Print Around’ feature ensures continuous workflow, enabling active documents to be moved ahead of stalled jobs in the print queue. Plus, an email notification service alerts users about toner and paper shortages so that these can be tackled before they cause delays. Sustainable operation and affordability Designed to meet Energy Star standards for reduced power consumption, the Phaser 6700 offers the lowest power consumption in its class, reducing power bills. It also features innovative EA Eco Toner which fuses together at a lower temperature than traditional laser consumables. This reduces power consumption by up to 20 percent and carbon emissions by up to 35 percent, compared to traditional toner. Automatic duplexing comes as a standard feature on the Phaser 6700, encouraging employees to print two-sided documents to reduce paper usage. Cost is an important consideration for organisations that regularly produce high volumes. Innovative split consumables technology means that toners and drums are housed separately unlike traditional laser printers which store consumables together forcing users to change them at the same time, no matter how much life is left in each. To maximise the life of consumables, the Phaser 6700 features high capacity toner cartridges to deliver around 18,000 pages in black and 12,000 pages in colour. State-of-the-art security to safeguard sensitive information The Phaser 6700 is designed with state-of-the-art security to protect confidential business data such as such as HR records and financial data. These include a Secure Print function which temporarily holds documents in a queue on the optional hard disk drive until the appropriate job owner enters a pin number at the control panel. The device also includes built-in IPv6 support and IPSec as standard security features. Advanced encryption technology is designed to safeguard sensitive information from unauthorised access and the Image Overwrite function actively removes unnecessary data from the printer’s memory, keeping sensitive documents secure. Availability and pricing The Fuji Xerox Phaser 6700 is available from March through authorised channel partners and resellers at the recommended retail price of AU$3499 + GST. Contact Fuji Xerox Printers Australia on 1800 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au Raise the productivity bar with the multi-tasking WorkCentre 3550 2012-02-16T07:41:42Z raise-the-productivity-bar-with-the-multi-tasking-workcentre-3550 Fuji Xerox Printers has announced the launch of the WorkCentre 3550, a high resolution A4 monochrome multifunction printer designed to enhance productivity in large enterprises and busy small to medium sized businesses. The affordable WorkCentre 3550 combines print, copy, colour scan and fax capabilities into one compact device that is packed with efficiency-driving features. Engineered for continually reliable performance and high quality results, the device can handle a steady stream of jobs with ease. “Monochrome represents more than 75 percent of the multifunction printer market, with demand for these devices increasing. Businesses are not only looking for fast speeds, but require a printing solution that saves time, money and provides certainty around costs,” said David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia and New Zealand. “With this launch Fuji Xerox has taken office productivity to the next level, streamlining workflow and enabling multi-tasking for hassle-free operation, while not asking businesses to compromise on print quality.” Leading the way in productivity Fully-featured multifunction printers are becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses looking to consolidate single-function devices and seeking solutions that improve office productivity. Delivering on this promise, the WorkCentre 3550 offers multi-tasking capabilities allowing users to concurrently print, copy, colour scan and fax. With a hard-working monthly duty cycle of 75,000 pages, the WorkCentre 3550 keeps pace with even the busiest workgroups. It can deliver up to 33 pages per minute, with a first page print time of just 8.5 seconds. To minimise downtime caused by paper refills, the printer offers advanced paper handling with a continuous paper feed of up to 1,050 sheets (with an additional paper tray). To increase document management efficiency, the WorkCentre 3550 is able to convert hard copy documents into PDF files that can be routed to the office server, email contacts or a USB memory device. It is also offers a ‘fax forward to email or server’ capability to further enhance workflow. Balancing quality and cost efficiencies Managing running costs while producing a high standard of business documents can be a challenge for smaller businesses. These organisations have the same document quality requirements as their larger counterparts, but are typically restricted by tighter budgets. Representing value for money, the WorkCentre 3550 offers a print and copy resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 for sharp and accurate results, and offers many of the same features as more expensive devices. Organisations can lower their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint thanks to the printer’s advanced power saving modes. The WorkCentre 3550 uses just 60W of power in standby mode and 20W in sleep mode and is Energy Star compliant, meeting global standards for reduced energy consumption. As paper is an ongoing business expense, the WorkCentre 3550 also includes a number of innovative features that reduce paper use by incorporating hard copy documents into digital workflows. The device also comes standard with automatic duplexing and N-up technology which enables users to place multiple documents on a single printed page. Toner is also conserved with an innovative toner-saving mode, maximising the life of consumables and reducing running costs. Ease of use The WorkCentre 3550’s user-friendly control panel features a simple menu layout and four-line display, so that users can quickly identify the status of the device and manage their documents efficiently. Consumables can be easily changed by users themselves, avoiding downtime caused by waiting for IT support. Plus, an email notification service alerts users about toner and paper shortages so that these can be tackled before they also cause delays. Robust security technology to protect sensitive data The WorkCentre 3550 is engineered with several security features to protect sensitive data, such as confidential human resources files or financial information. For example, the WorkCentre 3550 features IP address restriction technology to ensure that only documents printed from specific IP addresses can be produced, using pre-registered email addresses that have been saved into the WorkCentre 3550’s memory. The Secure Print option also protects confidential documents by holding private jobs in a queue until the appropriate job owner enters a pin code at the control panel of the printer itself. Pricing and availability The Fuji Xerox WorkCentre 3550 is available from March through authorised channel partners and resellers at the recommended retail price of AU$1099 + GST. Contact Fuji Xerox Printers Australia on 1800 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au Fuji Xerox Printers unleashes a new gold standard in colour for creative professionals 2012-02-16T07:38:41Z fuji-xerox-printers-unleashes-a-new-gold-standard-in-colour-1 Creative professionals now have a better, faster way to create vibrant advertisements, marketing pieces and sales proposals with the Fuji Xerox Phaser 7800 A3 colour laser printer. Packed with industry-best colour quality tools, extensive media handling capabilities and professional finishing options, the Phaser 7800 represents a new gold standard in in-house colour printing. Delivering superior results and easy to operate, it gives art directors and designers in deadline-driven environments the ability to focus more time on the creative process and less on technical accuracy. “The colour range and accuracy, media handling capabilities and finishing options offered by the Phaser 7800 are simply without peer,” said David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia & New Zealand. “The results this device can produce could traditionally only be achieved by outsourcing jobs to a print house. The Phaser 7800 is ideal for creative professionals and agencies that are passionate about print quality but want to gain more control and cut costs by printing in-house.” Impressive colour management tools and image quality Printing at true 1200 x 2400dpi - a resolution unmatched in its class - the Phaser 7800 brings out the finest details in images, photos and graphics. Core to the printer are its colour-matching capabilities, a must-have for graphic designers. PANTONE colour calibrations are included as standard to ensure that print outs match colour swatches. As an optional extra, the Phaser 7800 also offers Fuji Xerox’s industry leading PhaserMatch 5.0 technology, to deliver superior colour matching between printed documents and output devices such as computer screens or digital presses. To further ensure high precision prints Fuji Xerox’s exclusive SLED print head creates sharp detail and smooth colour transition without streaking, and Adobe PostScript 3™ provides the accuracy demanded in professional design environments. Exceptional media handling and professional finishing options The Phaser 7800 is the only A3, tabloid-sized printer in its class that delivers the full complement of capabilities that today’s graphic-intensive organisations require. Enabling media mastery, the Phaser 7800 handles an unparalleled variety of stock weights – from 75 to 350gsm. Creative professionals can push design boundaries with heavyweight paper for books and calendars, and non-traditional sizes for postcards and photos. Finishing options include booklet making, creasing and hole punching, each setting allowing for a high level of customisation. Superior productivity The Phaser 7800 has been engineered for fast paced environments, delivering superior results without sacrificing speed or reliability. The device delivers up to 45 pages per minute in colour and monochrome and boasts a 1.33GHz processor to handle high volume print loads. Featuring a duty cycle of up to 225,000 pages per month, it has been designed to withstand constant use while delivering consistent performance. To boost productivity the Phaser 7800 offers a new ‘Print Around’ feature which delays jobs that require unavailable resources and pushes jobs that can be completed to the front of the queue. Meanwhile ‘Job Tracker’ alerts users to print issues and provides trouble shooting advice by way of video demonstration to further reduce downtime. Easy to use, easy on the environment For less technical users, innovative Color by Words technology allows anyone from a graphic designer to the office administrator to easily achieve the colours they desire. Users can simply select from a unique menu of words, such as ‘red apple’, ‘blue sky’ or ‘green grass’ to fine tune colour output. This feature is supported by the Phaser 7800’s intuitive 4.3 inch colour touch screen which makes navigation simple. Environmental benefits include innovative EA Eco Toner which fuses together at a lower temperature than traditional laser consumables. This reduces power consumption by up to 20 percent and carbon emissions by up to 35 percent, compared to traditional toner. It also features an induction heating fuser, which consumes substantially less power in standby mode than conventional fusers. Availability and pricing Starting at AU$6999 + GST the Phaser 7800 is available from March through authorised channel partners and resellers. Contact Fuji Xerox Printers Australia on 1800 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au Fuji Xerox Printers unleashes a new gold standard in colour 2012-02-10T00:09:17Z fuji-xerox-printers-unleashes-a-new-gold-standard-in-colour Fuji Xerox Printers has established a new gold standard in colour with the release of its new flagship printer, the Phaser 7800. The A3 device is packed with industry-leading colour quality tools, extensive media handling capabilities and premium finishing options which meet the demands of creative professionals and enable business users to produce commercial quality materials in-house. “The Phaser 7800 is the only A3 tabloid-sized colour printer in its class that delivers the full complement of capabilities that graphic-intensive organisations require. The colour range and accuracy, media handling capabilities and finishing options offered by this device are simply without peer,” said David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia & New Zealand. “While it has unquestionable appeal for creative organisations, the Phaser 7800 is also an attractive solution for businesses that are passionate about print quality but want to gain more control and cut costs by printing in-house. It gives them the freedom to create custom collateral without outsourcing to expensive printing houses, and can accelerate the entire production process as accurate proofs can be printed on site for immediate inspection.” No compromise on quality Printing at true 1200 x 2400dpi - a resolution unmatched in its class - the Phaser 7800 brings out the finest details in images, photos and graphics. Core to the printer are its colour-matching capabilities. PANTONE colour calibrations are included as standard to ensure that print outs match colour swatches. As an optional extra, the Phaser 7800 also offers Fuji Xerox’s industry leading PhaserMatch 5.0 technology, to deliver superior colour matching between printed documents and output devices such as computer screens or digital presses. To further ensure high precision prints Fuji Xerox’s exclusive SLED print head creates sharp detail and smooth colour transition without streaking, and Adobe PostScript 3™ provides the accuracy demanded in professional design environments. Exceptional media handling and professional finishing options Enabling media mastery, the Phaser 7800 handles an unparalleled variety of stock weights – from 75 to 350gsm. Business users can easily create professional quality custom brochures, sales proposals, posters and banners, while creative professionals can push design boundaries with heavyweight paper for books and calendars, and non-traditional sizes for postcards, business cards and photos. Finishing options include booklet making, creasing, stacking and hole punching, each setting allowing for a high level of customisation. Superior productivity The Phaser 7800 has been engineered for fast paced, deadline-driven environments, delivering superior results without sacrificing speed or reliability. The device delivers up to 45 pages per minute in colour and monochrome and boasts a 1.33GHz processor to handle high volume print loads. Featuring a duty cycle of up to 225,000 pages per month, it has been designed to withstand constant use while delivering consistent performance. The Phaser 7800’s paper trays can be configured with various paper sizes and weights to suit different business requirements and save time that would be spent reloading paper every time custom stock is required. Large paper capacity of up to 3,140 sheets (with additional paper trays) ensures continuous printing without interruption. To further boost productivity the Phaser 7800 offers a new ‘Print Around’ feature which delays jobs that require unavailable resources and pushes jobs that can be completed to the front of the queue. Meanwhile ‘Job Tracker’ monitors individual jobs and immediately alerts the job owner of any issues, providing helpful instructions to resolve the problem quickly. Easy to use, easy on the environment For less technical users, innovative Color by Words technology allows anyone from a graphic designer to the office administrator to easily achieve the colours they desire. Users can simply select from a unique menu of words, such as ‘red apple’, ‘blue sky’ or ‘green grass’ to fine tune colour output. The Phaser 7800’s state-of-the-art 4.3 inch colour touch screen interface includes large icons and an intuitive menu to make navigation simple and fast. It includes embedded videos for trouble-shooting assistance enabling issues to be resolved quickly and avoiding the need to wait for IT support. Environmental benefits include innovative EA Eco Toner which fuses together at a lower temperature than traditional laser consumables. This reduces power consumption by up to 20 percent and carbon emissions by up to 35 percent, compared to traditional toner. It also features an induction heating fuser, which consumes substantially less power in standby mode than conventional fusers. Availability and pricing Starting at AU$6999 + GST, the Phaser 7800 is available from March through authorised channel partners and resellers. Contact Fuji Xerox Printers Australia on 1800 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au Fuji Xerox releases an enterprise class A3 monochrome laser printer for the SMB market 2011-12-04T23:22:00Z fuji-xerox-releases-an-enterprise-class-a3-monochrome-laser-printer-for-the-smb-market Fuji Xerox Printers has announced the release of the DocuPrint 3105, an A3 monochrome laser printer targeted at small to medium businesses (SMBs) that demand high performance printing. This new device brings enterprise level features, functionality and innovation to the SMB market at an affordable price point. The user-friendly DocuPrint 3105 can help SMBs drive time and cost savings while producing quality A3 printouts, combined with A4 print capabilities. The high speed printing, coupled with precision image quality, make this an ideal printing solution for a busy office. The new printer offers the lowest power consumption in its class and boasts unique Fuji Xerox ‘Toner Save’ technology to help reduce toner consumption. David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia and New Zealand said, “SMB customers are often forced to choose between affordability and performance. Fuji Xerox Printers has addressed the needs of this market with the DocuPrint 3105, offering SMBs enterprise-class A3 and A4 monochrome print functionality in a value-for-money solution.” Enterprise class features and functionality The DocuPrint 3105 is engineered to deliver exceptional performance along with the highest print quality. To enhance productivity for time-poor employees, the device operates at one of the highest print speeds in its class, producing up to 32 pages per minute on A4 sheets and up to 17 pages per minute on A3 sheets. The DocuPrint 3105 also offers 1200 x 1200 image quality for SMBs who need to produce sleek business documents. It includes image enhancement processing technology and enables razor-sharp printouts of text and graphics with ultra-high precision, equivalent of 2,400 dpi. All of this functionality is packed into a compact desktop device, designed to save valuable office space. Reduced environmental impact SMBs are becoming more conscious of their environmental impact, demanding print solutions that help them to operate in a sustainable manner. With this in mind, the DocuPrint 3105 has been developed with a wide range of environmental features. The device is the top energy saving printer in its class, offering exceptionally low power consumption in sleep and operating modes. Additionally, Fuji Xerox fuser technology saves energy as well as ensuring a fast first page print out by reducing warm up time. The DocuPrint 3105 also adheres to stringent Energy Star requirements for reduced power consumption and energy usage. A unique ‘Toner Save’ feature has also been incorporated into the DocuPrint 3105 to help businesses minimise unnecessary waste. Organisations can choose from four toner levels, picking lighter options to print drafts or internal documents. This enables SMBs to maximise the life of cartridges, saving money as well as reducing resources consumed. Enhanced productivity and improved user experience The DocuPrint 3105 has been developed with ease-of-use in mind for SMB users who often operate without IT staff on site. The device is network ready ‘out of the box’ to simplify administration. Consumables are also easy to manage with email notifications alerting administrators to toner and paper shortages. Consumables can be quickly changed by users themselves to minimise lost productivity. To enhance further productivity, a full stack sensor is incorporated into the printer, to reduce downtime by eliminating paper jams caused by excessive amounts of paper in output trays. Robust security for sensitive business information All businesses house sensitive corporate data that needs to remain secure, including intellectual property, financial documents and HR records. With this in mind, the DocuPrint 3105 offers robust security features to help organisations protect confidential business information. These include a Secure Print function which temporarily holds documents in a queue on the hard disk drive until the appropriate job owner enters a pin number at the control panel. As an additional security measure the printer encrypts data stored on the hard drive and sent over the network. The device also includes a disk overwrite system, enabling administrators to clear data remaining in the device memory after printing is complete. The Fuji Xerox DocuPrint 3105 is available now through authorised channel partners and resellers at the recommended retail price of AU$1318.90 including GST. For further information visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au or phone 1300 793 769. Australia’s Signature Software named the first member of the Fuji Xerox Printer Channel Certified Alliance Partner Program 2011-11-01T04:09:14Z australia-s-signature-software-named-the-first-member-of-the-fuji-xerox-printer-channel-certified-alliance-partner-program Photizo Asia Pacific MPS Conference, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 1 November 2011: Fuji Xerox Printer Channel has announced the launch of its Certified Alliance Partner Program, signing Signature Software, the leading Australian provider of business management software solutions for the Managed Services Channels, as its first Platform Partner.The Certified Alliance Partner Program has been developed in response to increasing demand from channel partners for MPS solutions which integrate with existing management and business process software used by channel. It aims to create a community of technology partners in Managed Services who will collaborate in developing true end-to-end managed services platforms across all areas of a channel business.“We recognise the importance of an open platform for full solution integration in enabling our channel partners to fully leverage the MPS opportunity that lies ahead. We also recognise that integration needs to be seamless,” said Thomas Dijohn, General Manager, Strategic Projects, Fuji Xerox Printer Channel Asia Pacific.“The Certified Alliance Partner Program creates a best-in-class MPS eco-system through forming strategic alliances with key partners in managed services, both from a platform and business perspective.”“As the industry’s leading provider of business management software solutions for the Managed Services Channel, Signature Software was an obvious choice and we are pleased to have them on board as our first platform partner,” he said.At the heart of the Signature Software offering is its integrated business management software solution (ICE) which has been designed specifically with the needs of the imaging and office automation industry in mind. Bringing together a number of core management systems such as supply chain, assets, service and customer management, through integration with the Fuji Xerox PagePack MPS program, ICE can help channel partners streamline disparate processes, such as meter reading and invoicing, in turn helping channel partners optimise business efficiency.Rhonda Svennson, Managing Director, Signature Software, says the company is excited to align itself with Fuji Xerox Printer Channel.“Signature Software has a long history in providing software and support services to businesses in the office automation distribution channel. Our goal has always been to develop solutions which underpin our customer’s growth and help make running their business easier.“We are excited by the opportunities that our new partnership with Fuji Xerox Printer Channel affords and very proud to be selected as the region’s first member of the Certified Alliance Partner Program.”Fuji Xerox Printer Channel is a platinum sponsor of the Photizo Asia Pacific MPS Conference to be held in Sydney from October 31 to November 1, 2011. The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Year of the Channel’, recognising the significant role that the channel plays in driving MPS program adoption in the SMB market. Fuji Xerox Printer Channel launches MPS training program Streamline for channel partners 2011-10-31T06:22:41Z fuji-xerox-printer-channel-launches-mps-training-program-streamline-for-channel-partners Photizo Asia Pacific MPS Conference, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, 31 October 2011:Fuji Xerox Printer Channel today announced the launch of Streamline, the Asia Pacific region’s first training program designed to help channel partners capitalise on the growing interest in Managed Print Services (MPS) by the SMB sector.According to Photizo, the Asia Pacific MPS market will grow by 64 percent through 2013, faster than any other region in the world.[1] Streamline has been designed to assist Fuji Xerox channel partners in making the sales cycle for MPS more efficient and effective using faster and simpler proven working methods. It will be rolled out throughout the Asia Pacific region, starting first with Australia in early 2012.A key component of Streamline will be the Asset DB software suite, made possible through a new strategic reseller agreement with NewField IT. This agreement expands upon the successful Xerox partnership with Newfield IT in Europe and the US.An award-winning, industry leading MPS consultancy toolset for in-house print and asset management, Asset DB can create visual maps of a floor plan to show how printers and copiers are used throughout an office. By combining this visual mapping with a database that tracks usage patterns of document devices, Asset DB gives Fuji Xerox channel partners the ability to monitor and assess a customer’s workplace environment, making it easy for them to advise on the most efficient way to manage devices and overall print-related costs.Commenting on the Streamline training program launch and the new regional partnership with NewField IT, Thomas Dijohn, General Manager, Strategic Projects, Fuji Xerox Printer Channel Asia Pacific said:“This is an extension of a program already enjoyed by our channel partners in Europe and the US who report reductions in the MPS sales period from more than two weeks down to less than five days. Equipped with all the tools they need to assess suitable prospects and confidently engage with customers, these channel partners are achieving successful sales rates of more than 75 percent.”David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printer Channel Australia and New Zealand welcomed the news, saying it gives channel partners the support they need to leverage the enormous opportunity provided by managed print and the ability to respond to increasingly sophisticated customer requirements.“The launch of the Streamline MPS training program demonstrates Fuji Xerox Printer Channel unparalleled commitment to our resellers and distributors, equipping our partners with the very best tools and resources to help them do business.“By integrating the user-friendly Asset DB software suite into our PagePack MPS program, Fuji Xerox channel partners can help customers from large enterprises to small and mid-sized businesses capture cost savings and efficiency benefits of MPS faster than ever before,” he said.Streamline is the latest addition to the Fuji Xerox Channel 1st partner program. The program provides rebates, training and online tools to resellers who advocate the use of a complete Fuji Xerox printing system.Fuji Xerox Printer Channel is a platinum sponsor of the Photizo Asia Pacific MPS Conference to be held in Sydney from October 31 to November 1, 2011. The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Year of the Channel’, recognising the significant role that the channel plays in driving MPS program adoption in the SMB market. [1]2010 Market Size Share and Forecast analysis, Photizo Group